Degree Congregation dates

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Degree Congregations will take place between Wednesday 5 July and Thursday 13 July 2017 (excluding weekends).

July 2017 dates

Wednesday 5 July 2017
09:45 College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Psychology
12:15 College of Arts and Law
School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies (excluding the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts and Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)
15:00 College of Medical and Dental Sciences
All Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Science and MPharm programmes (excluding those in the School of Dentistry)
17:30 College of Social Sciences
School of Education
Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Thursday 6 July 2017
10:15 College of Arts and Law
School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
13:30 College of Arts and Law
Birmingham Law School (LLB and LLB for Graduates only)
16:15 College of Arts and Law
Birmingham Law School (all Postgraduate programmes and Undergraduate Law programmes with German, Business Studies, German Law, French Law and Criminology)
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Friday 7 July 2017
10:15 College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
13:30 College of Social Sciences
School of Government and Society
16:15 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Metallurgy and Materials
School of Physics and Astronomy
Monday 10 July 2017
10:15 College of Social Sciences
Health Services Management Centre
NHS Leadership Academy Programme (Intakes 4,6.1-6.4 and GMP)
13:30 College of Social Sciences
Health Services Management Centre
NHS Leadership Academy Programme (Intakes 1,2,3,5)

Department of Management
16:15 College of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Department of Marketing
Tuesday 11 July 2017
09:45 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Computer Science
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
12:15 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemistry
15:00 College of Arts and Law
School of History and Cultures (excluding Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology)
Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences
17:30 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Mathematics
Department of Civil Engineering
Wednesday 12 July 2017
09:45 College of Medical and Dental Sciences
School of Dentistry
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduands (surnames A-J)
12:15 College of Medical and Dental Sciences
All postgraduate programmes (excluding the School of Dentistry)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduands (surnames K-Z)
15:00 College of Arts and Law
Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

College of Social Sciences
Department of Accounting and Finance
17:30 College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Biosciences
Thursday 13 July 2017
10:15 College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

December 2017 dates

Degree Congregations will take place between Monday 4 December and Friday 8 December 2017.

The specific date and time of each Degree Congregation will only be confirmed at the end of October 2017, once it has been approved by the Senate of the University. Unfortunately we are unable to give any indication of dates and times before this time.

Please note that the allocation of Schools does not follow a pattern, therefore we would strongly advise graduands and guests to only make travel and/or accommodation plans once their attendance is confirmed, and this information is available.

Attending the right Degree Congregation

Once you have confirmed your attendance, and the date and time of your Degree Congregation has been confirmed above, you will be emailed a link to our website in April.  Our website contains all of the information you will need to prepare for your Degree Congregation, and includes details of your gown hire, tickets, ceremony dates, times, locations and commonly asked questions regarding the Degree Congregation itself.

Checking the date and time

Once you receive your email linking to our website we strongly advise all graduands to check the date and time of their Degree Congregation via MyBham.  To check the specific date and time for your Degree Congregation please log on to the portal, click on the myProgress tab and then the Degree Congregations link. Select your programme of study, click Submit and the following screen will display the date and time of your Degree Congregation.